Celebrate the Rose Festival with the City of Portland Archives. Portland’s love of the rose goes back to the late 1880s, when the first Rose Show was held in Georgiana Pittock’s backyard. These events continued to grow, and in 1907, the Portland community celebrated the first annual Rose Festival. Explore the history and events the make this annual celebration so special. You can view the new exhibit in person at the Portland City Archives, or online: https://rosefestivalpdx.wordpress.com/. Visit us at 1800 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 550.
Author Archives: Vintage Portland
Duniway Park, 1934
Large crew digging trenches for conversion of Duniway Park from landfill to park at SW Sheridan Street and SW 6th Avenue, 1934.
N Missouri Avenue, 1963
House prepped for moving on N Missouri Avenue, 1963.
NW Davis Street, 1934
Men building boat landings at NW Davis Street and the waterfront, 1934.
Rose Festival, 1911
American Woman’s League Rose Festival float, 1911.
NE Stanton Street, 1968
NE Stanton Street between NE Union Avenue (NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) and NE 7th Avenue, 1968.
NW Leif Erikson Drive, 1933
Men loading rocks into trucks for road construction on NW Leif Erikson Drive, 1933. This was a Civic Emergency Relief (CER) Project.